Monday, July 13, 2009

The Space Station

Space Station Is Near Completion, Maybe the End Plan to 'De-Orbit' in 2016 Is Criticized - article in the Washington Post. After $100 billion dollars the space station should be completed next year. Then we're going to burn it up over the ocean in 2016. Nice. Essentially no science has ever been done on the space station, though there's supposed to be an experiment brought up on the last shuttle flight in 2010. After that the space station can only be reached by the Russian Soyuz. What a waste. Someone in the article suggested that instead of destroying it we should give it to China!
Photo NASA

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